|Full name||Eltham Football Club|
|Strip||Black with red sash|
|League||Northern Football League|
|Ground||Central Park, Eltham|
|Premierships Years||1930, 1932, 1949, 1953, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1982, 1989, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002|
Eltham Football Club is a founding member of the Diamond Valley Football League, now known as the Northern Football League, an Australian rules football competition based in the northern region of suburban Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
In 1907, Police Constable "Ike" Stephens convened a meeting with the idea of providing entertainment for the lads and an outlet for their surplus energy. Phil McGavin was the first Secretary.
In 1909, the newly founded Eltham Football Club joined the Heidelberg District Football League. The team travelled by train to Ivanhoe to play their first game. Home games were played at Lower Eltham Park.
Eltham made their first finals appearance in 1928 and won their first premiership in 1930 by defeating Heidelberg.
In 1935, Eltham defeated Epping in the Grand Final, but Epping lodged a protest over the eligibility of an Eltham player. A tribunal in Melbourne upheld the protest and ordered a replay. Eltham forfeited the replay and Epping was awarded the premiership.
Eltham left the DVFL to play in VFL Sub Districts League for seasons 1936 & 1937 before returning in 1938.
After five consecutive wooden spoons during the early 1960s, the club went through a golden period of four premierships in six seasons between 1969 and 1974.
Eltham Football Club was relegated to the new DVFL second division in 1981 but quickly responsed with the 1982 premiership and subsequent return to first division. This began a trend with Eltham "yo-yoing" between the two divisions ever since - six second division premierships and five first division wooden spoons.
In 2002 The Eltham Football Club won its last Premiership to date in Division 2. Promoted in 2003 to Division One, the Club has now again been able to establish itself as competitive in that competition.
The club boasts a thriving junior organisation with several under-age teams in the NFL. Several junior premierships have been won.
|Year||President||Coach||Captain||B & F||Goalkicker|
|2007||Steven Williamson||Phil Maylin||Lachlan Richardson||Jai Audley||Mark Minney|
|2006||Dean Philpots||Phil Maylin||Lachlan Richardson||Mark Minney||Ryan Bongetti|
|2005||Dean Philpots||Phil Maylin||Lachlan Richardson||Adam Contessa||Ashley Dickson|
|2004||Dean Philpots||Phil Maylin||Lachlan Richardson||Adam Contessa||Marcus Pappa|
|2003||Dean Philpots||Phil Maylin||Lachlan Richardson||Mark Minney||Gavan Neville Chris Moyle|
|2002||Dean Philpots||Wayne Freeman||Lachlan Richardson Craig McKay||Lachlan Richardson||Luke Kennell|
|2001||Jeff Waddell||Grant Turnbull||Dean Philpots||Mark Minney||Jimmy Stirton|
|2000||Jeff Waddell||Garry Jessop||Lucas Paul Mark Minney||Lachlan Richardson||Lucas Paul|
|1999||Neil Halfpenny||Garry Jessop||David Brown||Mark Minney||Mark Minney John Garrard|
|1998||Colin Wilson||Michael Jones Ray Spratt||David Brown||Lucas Paul||Mark Minney|
|1997||Colin Wilson||Gary Collinson||Paul Smith||Garry Ramsay||Greg Wilson|